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JenaU 32

JenaU 32: Jena, Thüringer Universitäts - und Landesbibliothek, MS 32

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Size: 435 x 290, 282 paper folios, no index, modern pencil foliation. No blank staves- like other south-German sources this manuscript uses only the required number of staves per music transmitted. The height dimensions allow for a maximum of 11 staves. The manuscript can be fully closed with two leather straps on the right-hand side.

Scribe: One scribe.

Place and Brief History: Southern Germany. The manuscript was made most likely for the use of the court chapel of Frederick the Wise, Duke of Saxony.

Date: ca. 1500.

Covers and Decoration: Greyish brown tooled leather on boards. Folio 1v is adorned with painted and multi-coloured motifs at the bottom and a painted stylised K at the beginning of the discantus; otherwise the inked calligraphic initials in most of the source are rudimentary. For the last mass in the collection - an Anonymous Missa Sine nomine (ff. 264v-280r) - the spaces left for initials have not been completed. Other examples of this include the Anonymous Missa Petite camusette (ff. 77v-95r)

Literature:

Charles Hamm & Herbert Kellman (eds), Census-Catalogue of Manuscript Sources of Polyphonic Music 1400-1550, Renaissance Manuscript Studies I, vol. I, American Institute of Musicology, Hänssler-Verlag, Neuhausen-Stuttgart, 1979, p. 296-297.

Jürgen Heidrich. Die Deutschen Chorbücher aus der Hofkapelle Friedrichs des Weisen: Ein Beitrag zur mitteldeutschen geistlichen Musikpraxis um 1500. Collection d'études musicologiques/Sammlung musikwissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen 84. Baden-Baden: Valentin Koerner, 1993, pp.129-57.

THE MANUSCRIPT:

Contents:

1v-21r
[Josquin des Prez]
Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales
21v-39r
[Josquin des Prez]
Missa La sol fa re mi
40v-59r
Missa My My (= Missa Petite camusette)
59v-77r
[Loyset Compère]
Missa L'hommé arme
77v-95r
Missa Petite camusette
95v-114r
[Antoine Brumel]
Missa Sine nomine
114v-134r
[Johannes Ghiselin]
Missa La belle se siet
134v-138r
Credo
142v-158r
[Jacobus Obrecht]
Missa Adieu mes amours
159v-179r
Missa Beate progenies
179v-199r
Missa O beate pater donatiane
200v-219r
Missa Gaudeamus
220r-233r
[Johannes Martini]
Missa Orsus orsus
223v-250r
Missa Sine nomine
250v-264r
Missa Bergerette Savoyenne
264v-280r
Missa Sine nomine

Folio Information and Variants:

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